Jefferson Elementary School

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  • Welcome to Jefferson School!

    Jefferson Elementary School has approximately 360 students and 75 faculty members working together towards student achievement and social-emotional development. We support the district's vision, "Preparing the children of today for tomorrow", by providing a state of the art instructional design and community support and development. Jefferson utilizes the theme, "Jefferson School ROCKS". ROCKS stands for Respect Others, self and environment by being Courteous, Kind, and Safe. Students are supported in a nurturing setting to reach their potential academically, socially, and emotionally. Best practices in instruction, along with the progressive technology, come together to enhance our students' education.

    Our School maintains its Bronze Certification through NJ Sustainable Schools. Jefferson School also accomplished a plethora of philanthropic contributions to various organizations such as Dimes for Downs, Cards for Troops, Jeans for Troops, St. Baldrick's, Bridge for Books, and Jump Rope for Heart. Locally, Jefferson School contributes towards local social services through food drives and a "Giving Tree" event during the holidays. This school year the students facilitated the Community Care project allowing items that would normally be disregarded at lunch to be donated directly to Roxbury Social Services. During the pandemic, the students also donated snack items and homemade, inspirational cards to our three local hospitals to encourage frontline workers. The school is proud of its students and staff for going above and beyond.

    At Jefferson, we strive to challenge students at their optimal learning level, through differentiated instruction. Students engage in small group learning and individualized instruction a majority of the day in ELA and Mathematics. Our curriculum is delivered in a workshop instructional model. We also have a full "In Support of Learning" program for students below benchmark progress; and an enrichment program entitled "Providing Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge" (PEAK), focused on STEAM, that is provided at all grade levels. Jefferson School is an inclusive setting that fosters individualized support for all to demonstrate personal growth and achievement. There is an inclusion section at every grade level, out-of-class resource and a full preschool disabled program available at the school.

District News

  • RHS Choir to Host Disney Sing-A-Long and Character Meet

    The Roxbury High School Choir Department will host a Disney Sing-A-Long on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM at the Meeker Street Blue Pavilions. Bring the whole family for an exciting 30 minutes of Disney Sing-A-Longs led by the Roxbury High School Choir Program.

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  • Roxbury Schools Free Farmers Market A Success

    Roxbury Schools held its first-ever Farmers Market on Saturday, April 30th outside of Eisenhower Middle School and along Eyland Avenue for the Roxbury community and it was a resounding success! The district distributed 1100 reusable produce bags filled with fruits and vegetables to Roxbury families.

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  • Roxbury’s Sunflower Project: ‘We Stand with Ukraine’

    Roxbury Township elementary schools used sunflower crafts to show love and support for the people of Ukraine. The sunflower ties us all to the Ukrainian people so naturally the students at Franklin, Jefferson, Kennedy, and Nixon were happy to take part in the sunflower project.

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  • Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations are Now Being Accepted

    Alumni, faculty, staff, students, or friends of Roxbury Schools may submit nominations for the eighth annual Distinguished Alumni Award. All interested in submitting a nomination may complete and return the nomination form by no later than May 1, 2022 for the upcoming selection year. Online submissions are preferred and can be located at

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  • Roxbury Announces Kindergarten Registration Dates for 2022/2023

    Roxbury Township Public Schools, a K-12 school district preparing the children of today for tomorrow, has set its in-person Kindergarten registration dates for the 2022/2023 school year. Children must be five years old on or before October 1, 2022 to participate.

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